Defenseman Marek Zidlicky returns to Wild lineup

Defenseman Marek Zidlicky has rejoined the Minnesota Wild lineup

for Friday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Zidlicky missed the past 21 games after separating his shoulder

Dec. 29. It was his third time out with injury this season – he

missed two games in October with a groin injury and four in

November with a lower body injury.

Considered one of the team’s top offensive defensemen, Zidlicky

had four goals and 16 assists in 30 games before his latest

injury.